Hickory Cane with leaf and flowers

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Project by mpounders posted 06-24-2010 06:07 PM 2683 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a hickory cane I finished recently. The handle is from the root ball and has an interesting burled appearance. I shaped finger and thumb grips, trying for some what of a molten wax look. The leaves and flower patterns are based on old leather working patterns. I shaped and carved the reliefs using a utility knife, gouges, and a rotary flex-shaft tool. I then used a wood burning pen with various tips for shading and finished up with a wash of acrylic paints and a few coats of poluurethane. Man, that hickory is tough stuff! Thanks for looking.

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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#1 posted 06-24-2010 06:22 PM

That’s really really well done! Nice shape over all and attractive design.


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#2 posted 06-24-2010 06:32 PM

WOW…....................... Well done and welcome!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 06-24-2010 07:01 PM

Beautiful piece! Excellent carving and an interesting design. Thanks for posting it.



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#4 posted 06-24-2010 10:29 PM

Very nice piece, love the color contrasts and excellent work on the flowers and leaves

-- Steve

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#5 posted 06-24-2010 11:57 PM

Great looking cane. Nice carving.

-- You will never build it unless you try. The second one always turns out better.

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#6 posted 06-25-2010 04:37 AM

Great job on the cane – right up my alley.

-- Everyday above ground is a good day.

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#7 posted 06-25-2010 04:42 AM

cool cane really great carving

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#8 posted 06-25-2010 11:33 AM

Excellent! Being a cane user from time to time I’m impressed with your workmanship.

-- Tom L. Williams ~ The difference between a man and a boy is the price of his toys.

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#9 posted 06-26-2010 04:53 PM

Very nice work!

-- Tim, Tallahasse FL

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#10 posted 06-26-2010 05:58 PM

Wow, that is cool. Very nice looking and skillfully done…..............

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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